Monday, February 02, 2004
Those weapons of mass destruction
President Bush is now unsure as to whether those weapons of mass destruction existed after all. Of course it doesn't matter so much to him as he did not base his entire justification for war on their existence. However, the Blair Government are in a different situation. For them the existence of these weapons and the imminence of the threat they posed were critical to the decision to join Bush in attacking Iraq. It is no surprise therefore that the Welsh Secretary and Leader of the House, Peter Hain, is still insisting that he saw evidence that they existed. Well, Peter, if that is the case, where are they? I can't see how Blair can now avoid setting up his own inquiry and if he feels so confident then he should have nothing to fear from it. The question is of course, which tame judge will he get to run it?